George Inholo, the managing director at Uganda Clays greets senior player Arthur Ssemazi. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE
Kajjansi United acquired a branded set of jerseys from Uganda Clays Limited. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

Since 1950, Kajjansi based Uganda Clays Limited has been operating across the country’s ever demanding construction industry.

As a way of giving back to the local community (Kajjansi), the company has committed self to the area football club, Kajjansi United Football Club.

The company, famous for manufacturing building materials has handled over a branded kit to Kajjansi United FC, granted the continued use of the company’s play-ground and pledged more support from time to time.

This happened on Monday, 14 January 2019 in the board main company’s headquarters located at Kajjansi, along Kampala – Entebbe road.

George Inholo, the company’s managing director termed the partnership as work in progress.

This is the start of the many great things yet to come. We have come out officially to support Kajjansi United Football Club because we are part of the community where the team is located. In fact, some of the players are our workers at the factory. We shall look into the other issues step by step as time rolls.

George Inholo, Managing Director Uganda Clays Limited
George Iholo addressing the media in the board room of Uganda Clays firm at Kajjansi. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

Club chairperson Norbert Kazibwe lauded the great heart exhibited by Uganda Clays.

Flanked by the CEO Abdul Ssemugenyi, Vice chairman William Kato, team manager Mulangira Rashid Ssemakokiro, Didas Kabundami (welfare officer) and Dan Kiragga (assistant treasurer) among others, Kazibwe hailed on the partnership as a win-win situation for the club vis-à-vis the firm.

We are glad with this gesture from Uganda Clays Limited. They decided to deal with us because we exhibited a clear road map and well defined strategy. We are legally registered and have a big fan base. This partnership comes in handy. Next on the agenda will be the recruitment and retention of fans

Norbert Kazibwe, Chairperson Kajjansi United
Norbet Kazibwe explains to the media the essence of their partnership with Uganda Clays. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

Four of the club players exhibited the new kit before the press.

Goalkeeper Hamza Ssempijja, tried and tested utility player Arthur Ssemazi, sharp shooter Joseph Shisa and experienced midfielder Michael Male proudly showed off the team’s acquired kit that comes in lemon green shirts, black shorts, white sockings and a blue kit for the goalkeeper.

L-R: Arthur Ssemazi, Joseph Shisa, Goalkeeper Hamza Ssempijja and Michael Male. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE
George Inholo, the managing director at Uganda Clays greets senior player Arthur Ssemazi. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

Arthur Ssemazi, a senior player who is also the club captain saluted the new partners who join Kampala Executive Aviation Company who recently donated Shs 4.5M meant to procure soccer boots for the players.

This is a great bold decision from Uganda Clays. As players, we can not ask for more. The motivation is good enough to push us an extra mile. We are grateful for the management for their efforts to make the club better. We thank the new partners as well in a special way. We shall play our hearts out.

Arthur Ssemazi, Kajjansi United Captain
Arthur Ssemazi, Kajjansi United captain. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

The event was also graced by the Mayor of Kajjansi Town Council, Patrick Nelson Byekwaso.

Meanwhile, the club paid a worthy while courtesy visit to their other locality partner, Kampala Executive Aviation (KEA).

Ssemugenyi joined by the team manager Ssemakokiro handed over to
KEA General manager Corlis Zylstra  and company sales manager Dorothy Kagaba Byenkya  a certificate of appreciation as well as a portrait exhibiting the pair of playing boots purchased.

Ssemugenyi hands over a frame portrait of boots to Dorothy Kagaba Byenkya as
Corlis Zylstra and Ssemakokiro look on at Bweya, Kajjansi. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

Zylstra hailed the club for the exceptional performance in the Buganda regional league so far as the first round comes to an end on Wednesday.

He vowed to purchase more boots by the start of the next season come September 2019.

Kajjansi United Football Club currently leads the Katonga group of the Buganda regional league.

Abdul Ssemugenyi and Norbert Kazibwe share something during the press conference. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE
Kajjansi United officials hand over a certificate to Uganda Clays M.D Inholo. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE
L-R: Kajjansi Town Council Mayor Patrick Nelson Byekwaso, Norbert Kazibwe (Kajjansi United Chairperson), players Arthur Ssemazi, Joseph Shisa, Hamza Ssempijja, Michael Male, George Ihholo (M.D Uganda Clays) and Kajjansi United CEO Abdul Ssemugenyi. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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